The Adventure Center of Asheville Group Adventures
open all year ● 5 minutes from Downtown Asheville ●group picnic area ● discounted group rates ● free parking ● ages 4+
The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential adventure for activities that cultivate leadership skills, team building, and character development! We create exciting and competitive experiences designed to instill communication, and connection between group members.
Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others, enrich problem solving skills, and offer fun with a challenge. While expanding your comfort zone, each person is supporting and planning with others in the team, developing positive relationships, enhancing cooperation and trust and inspiring positive changes.
Nowhere in Asheville are there so many different outdoor activities in one place that offer personal growth and discovery. Guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self-confidence, and support others challenged to do the same. We offer opportunities to move from good to great friends, team members, or leaders as Guests literally climb to new heights!
Last year we hosted over 6,700 people in groups looking for an awesome adventure experience. Contact our group sales office today to book yours!
Group options at the Adventure Center of Asheville
Sarah L. Dickson, Group Sales Coordinator
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
ATAP is a challenge course in the trees that has 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 7 different adventure trails ranging from beginner to challenging levels. There are several elements that are representative of the activities you can do in North Carolina including a sky kayak, a parkway tunnel, a snowboard in the sky, swinging hula hoops, bumper boats and a zip hang glider, all in the trees that make this a “Truly Asheville Adventure.”
We use a new technology called “smart belays” that, when used properly, are designed to assure Park Guests are attached to safety systems at all times and cannot detach from the system until they have completed the aerial trail and are back on the ground. Guests can explore freely knowing the safety system monitors their attachments and is designed to not allow accidental unclipping from the safety points. It is an active adventure that incorporates physical fitness and personal accomplishment.
- ages 4 and over (trail restrictions for younger ages)
- escorts and/or monitors needed for younger ages
- 2 hours of adventure
- max weight of Guest is 265 lbs.
- Guests must be able to walk on challenge elements like swinging bridges, climb steps, and balance. While, the beginner trails are not strenuous, they do require the participant to have balance and some flexibility.
Asheville Zipline Canopy Adentures
Take flight on an Asheville Zipline Canopy Tours just minutes from downtown Asheville, yet surprisingly set amongst 150+-year-old majestic white and red oak trees. It is urban with views of downtown Asheville. And it is set on a 124-acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and amongst some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville. Guests will see scenic mountain views while flying through tree-lined corridors as well as enjoying spectacular views of the Asheville skyline.
The Asheville Zipline Tour includes 9 ziplines and 1 sky bridge in treetop platforms and adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville. The trip time is about 2 hours (depending on the number of guests).
The Asheville Skyline Tour is an abbreviated version that is an opportunity to zipline down our 1,200 feet side-by-side ziplines! The trip time is about 1 hour (depending on the number of guests) and includes 5 ziplines in total.
Guests will start with “warm up” ziplines (called the Bunny Slopes) and then continue through the course. Ziplines range from several hundred feet long up to the ultimate thrill of our 1,200 feet long, side-by-side ziplines, which allow you to fly with a friend.
Both of our Zipline Tours start with a Gear Up and Ground School. Ground School is a great time to learn how to best zip our manual ziplines as you watch our guides zip on practice lines then you get to try yourself before heading up our 60-foot tower.
- ages 8 and over
- ages 8-12 require an adult escort
- all Guests must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs.
KOLO Bike Park
With 4 miles of purpose-built mountain bike and cyclo-cross trails; wooden features with a jump line on rolling terrain; and a beginner and advanced pump track, Kolo is a mountain bike sampler-pack. The park is designed for all rider levels. Some of the features you’ll find are:
- Hand-built single track in wooded space with a 180-degree wood berm
- Machine-built flow trail with dirt berms and rollers
- 2 pump tracks for beginner and advanced
- Skills area with wooden balance features and bridges
- Wooden step-down and gap jumps
- Dirt jump area with jumps ranging from easy to difficult
All the trails and features are designed to be progressive. So there are multiple ways to ride them. This encourages developing riders to advance their skills in a controlled environment.
- Bring your own bike or bike rentals are available
- Guided bike rides & expert coaching sessions are available
Team Building Low Ropes Facilitated Programs
ACA offers numerous opportunities for a wide range of team building experiences. Our highly skilled facilitators design fun and competitive programs utilizing our Low Ropes Elements and Initiatives, our Treetops Adventure Park aerial challenge course and our Tree Quest tree climbing.
Our low ropes facilitated programs with experienced instructors focuses on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of their typical comfort zones. We highlight the potential strengths of team task completion and the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, and task sharing/delegation. Our program is regularly described as fun, engaging, challenging, sometimes frustrating, thought provoking, and personally enlightening. The group will walk away knowing more about themselves and each other and hopefully shed light on some ideas the team can develop and implement long term.
Recreational tree climbing is a fun adventure activity where Guests use specialized gear and techniques to climb on one of our stately oak trees using a rope without negatively affecting the tree. Climbers “inch worm” their way up one of our eight climbs that range in height. TreeQuest allows Guests to enjoy an adventure activity in a controlled situation so that they can focus on the thrill of the activity and experience the environment they are in. Bring your group to come climb in the trees and experience life in the canopy.
- 1.5 hours activity time
- 8 people climb at a time, can be paired with team building activities
- Age 7+ , Max weight of Guest is 265 lbs., Guest must be able to fit in harness
Twilight in the Treetops
Bring your group for a night climb at the Treetops Adventure Park. Watch the world transform from dusk to night while climbing in the trees. Trails will be illuminated to give climbing the obstacles a new perspective. Over 15,000 colored lights, plus colorful lasers sparkling on thousands of leaves, cables, rope, and platforms throughout the park will create a mystical tree climbing experience like you can’t imagine. The Black course is not open during the Twilight climbs.
Kid Zip is one of America’s first zipline adventures designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements in a park area. It is a self-guided tour except for an adult escort. The ziplines range from 50 feet to 250 feet long. They range in height from 25 feet high to ground level.
- ages 4-10 (4-6 with adult escort)
- 1 ½- 2 hours of adventure
- max weight of Guest is 225 lbs.
open Spring to Fall ● one location close to Asheville, NC ● group picnic areas● discounted group rates
Wildwater Nantahala River in the Nantahala River Gorge (1 ½ hours from AVL)
- Whitewater Rafting ranging with class 1,2,3 (ages 7+)
- Zipline Canopy Tours in the mountain forests (ages 8+, weight 60-250 lbs.)
- Jeep Tours off-road on old mountain roads
- Group camping, lodging, and picnics
- Raft-n-Rail, ride the Great Smoky Mountain railroad up the Nantahala Gorge then raft down with Wildwater
- Kid Zip Park